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Health & Wellbeing Manager

Burnley FC in the Community

We are Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC); the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club. We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better.

25 Apr 2024
Full Time
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Title: Health and Wellbeing Manager

Department:  Welfare & Social Inclusion

Location:  Burnley, Pendle, and the surrounding areas

Contract Type:  Fixed Term until 30th June 2025 initially with a view to extension subject to funding

Working Pattern:  35 Hours per Week (Mon -Fri)

Closing Date:  Wednesday 22nd May 2024 at 9am

Salary:  £28,000 - £33,000 per annum

The Role

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will manage our Health and Wellbeing department which supports and improves healthy lifestyles and mental/emotional health and wellbeing for participants in Burnley, Pendle, and the surrounding areas.

The Manager will be responsible for a team of staff who deliver diverse projects within the Health and Wellbeing department at Burnley FC in the Community. Some of the projects included in this portfolio include our over 50s health and social sessions, adult mental health projects, BFCitC Foodbank, and our Schools Mental Wellbeing Project.

The post-holder will form part of the Charity’s Operations Management Team, making a significant contribution to the success of the organisation. Management responsibilities will include driving new ideas to complement the current Health portfolio, overseeing its growth, ensuring financial feasibility, building and seeking new opportunities, and creating and fostering relationships both internally and externally. The role will also monitor and evaluate project progression against KPI’s.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Continue to develop and deliver a range of initiatives and projects in line with the Charity’s strategic plan which includes all existing and new targeted Health and Wellbeing department projects.
  • To be responsible for seeking and bringing in new funding opportunities to ensure the long-term stability of the Health and Wellbeing department.
  • To develop and grow our health department, working with partners to attract a range of funding.
  • To be responsible for the overall Health and Wellbeing budget as implemented by the CEO, Deputy CEO and senior management team.
  • Be at the forefront of seeking new opportunities to ensure BFCitC engages in new initiatives in the community.
  • To provide effective line management of several projects and staff members including the Foodbank, Premier League Fans Fund and Schools Mental Wellbeing Project.
  • To provide a hands-on approach to people management including undertaking regular 1:1s, team meetings and performance/sickness reviews.
  • To create and present relevant reports to the senior management team and meet project objectives.
  • To target areas of greatest need, working closely with senior management and key statutory and charity organisations in the Burnley and Pendle area to offer a co-ordinated response.
  • Have an understanding and keep abreast of inequalities and health needs that exist in the community.
  • Work with and build positive working relationships with other relevant agencies both statutory and voluntary, to ensure a coordinated approach to the delivery of services.
  • To visit sessions across various venues to quality assure and monitor value of the department as a whole.
  • Work with key partners in developing initiatives and projects which meet KPIs and promotes Health and Wellbeing.
  • Work with the marketing team to ensure that your projects receive appropriate coverage linked to impact.
  • Keep accurate files and records and report impact to key funders including the NHS, LSCFT, National Lottery Community Fund, Premier League Charitable Fund and Burnley Council.
  • To undertake an annual project review to assess the quality of the service provided, the outputs and outcomes and whether any changes to the way it operates could achieve a greater impact.
  • To be accountable for achieving agreed outcomes, impact, and personal targets.
  • Manage and oversee dynamic team of full-time staff, part-time staff and volunteers.
  • To attend networking events, workshops, conferences, and training sessions as appropriate.
  • To understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed objectives.
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.
  • Always demonstrate the Charity’s values.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Specialist knowledge through advanced formal training or extensive experience.
  • Full clean driving license with access to own transport.
  • Relevant working experience in a Health and Wellbeing field.
  • Understanding Burnley, Pendle, and the surrounding geographical areas.
  • Proven track record of securing funding for health-related projects or initiatives.
  • Understanding of local population need and the inequalities that exist.
  • Understanding of new and existing health initiatives at a National and Regional level.
  • Proven track record of working with adults or children and young people educating them in health and wellbeing.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to build and sustain positive relationships with local stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage, lead and motivate a team of FT/PT/Voluntary staff.
  • Experience of producing a variety of reports.
  • Ability to monitor, evaluate and assess project performance using accurate data capture.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload.

Please email [email protected] to request a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification

Safeguarding Statement

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS), which will be paid for by the Charity.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online safeguarding search will also be carried out by a member of our HR or Safeguarding Team for all shortlisted candidates. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

E,D & I Statement

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to equality and diversity within the workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Reasonable adjustments are available for candidates and those employed by BFCitC who disclose.

Veteran Statement

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to supporting veterans, reservists and the wider armed forces community. We are actively engaged in the recruitment of Service Leavers.

Mental Health Statement

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and Mental Health of all of our staff.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Fitness & Recreation
Player Welfare
Salary information
£28,000 - 33,000

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